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What it Takes to Prove a Defendant's Innocence - What to Know

What it Takes to Prove a Defendant’s Innocence – What to Know No ratings yet.

One of the ways a prosecutor can file a charge against a defendant is if the defendant agrees to plead guilty in what we call a plea bargain. In turn, the defendant gains some benefits or concessions from the prosecutor. However, what happens if the defendant denies any charges and stands firm in their innocence? […]

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Nevada State Supreme Court

Seven Takeaways from the Most Significant Nevada Supreme Court Case of the 21st Century No ratings yet.

The Nevada Supreme Court building in Carson City as seen on Monday, Aug 14, 2017. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent) Thursday morning, my email inbox began to blow up from my colleagues in the criminal defense world. “Game changer…” one simply said, and that said it all. Nevada’s courts – particularly our municipal and justice courts […]

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Voir Dire—The Process of Selecting A Juror

Voir Dire—The Process of Selecting A Juror No ratings yet.

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S Constitution as well the laws of every state gives the right to trial by jury in any criminal case. In selecting juries, a process called “voir dire” occurs, which means “to speak the truth.” In voir dire, judges and attorneys of both sides question potential jurors to determine if […]

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The Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney (1)

The Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney No ratings yet.

Being accused of a crime is an intimidating and scary experience many want to avoid. While prevention is always better in this case, falling victim to a crime you didn’t commit can happen to anyone. With that in mind, having a criminal defense attorney by your side is crucial. They will help you navigate through […]

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The First Amendment - Civil Society's Immune System

The First Amendment – Civil Society’s Immune System 5/5 (3)

While I primarily focus on protecting people’s rights when they’ve been accused of a crime, I am an advocate for all of your civil rights, in and out of the courtroom. Please rate this Orrin Johnson

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Interlock devices - getting you safely back on the road

Interlock devices – getting you safely back on the road 5/5 (1)

A new law allows your to get your driver’s license back after a DUI arrest right away.  But the process is not always easy, and it comes at a cost.  Please rate this Orrin Johnson

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Your Liberties v. The Howl of the Mob

Your Liberties v. The Howl of the Mob 5/5 (3)

If criminal defense attorneys could produce a patronus, it would take the form of To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch. In fact, I daresay that pretty much every attorney or law student of any stripe has read that book or watched the movie and thought with pride, “That’s why I do what I do. That’s […]

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